Wednesday October 28 2015
Cuadrado to return for Juventus?

Juan Cuadrado looks set to return to the Juventus starting line-up, as Max Allegri reverts to a 3-5-2.

The Colombian winger was rested for Sunday’s 2-0 win over Atalanta, with the Bianconeri opting for a narrow 4-3-1-2 shape.

However, the on-loan Chelsea man looks set to return at wing-back for tonight’s trip to Sassuolo, with Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky predicting the return of 3-5-2.

It’s expected that Alex Sandro will be preferred to Patrice Evra in the other wing-back slot, but Tuttosport is predicting a 4-3-3 shape, with Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala flanking Simone Zaza.

Coach Allegri has often opted for a flexible shape this season, switching between 3-5-2 and 4-3-3 during the match, so Andrea Barzagli could play right-back, but slot to centre-back at times to form a three-man defence.

There is also disagreement about who will play up-front. Dybala is widely expected to start, but Sky believes Mario Mandzukic will partner him, Gazzetta reports Alvaro Morata and Tuttosport predicts Zaza will be given the nod.

Probable Juventus team to face Sassuolo: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Cuadrado, Khedira, Marchisio, Pogba, Alex Sandro; Dybala, Zaza.

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